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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304182/insurance-reimbursement-for-complementary-healthcare-services
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James Whedon, Tor D Tosteson, Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, Melissa Nagare Kimura
INTRODUCTION: Insurance reimbursement for clinical services provided by complementary healthcare professionals in the United States likely differs by provider specialty. It is hypothesized that a lower likelihood of insurance reimbursement demonstrates that complementary healthcare services are not utilized to an optimal level and are not financially accessible to all who may need or want these services. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the likelihood of insurance reimbursement for complementary healthcare services compared with other complementary services and with conventional primary care medical services in New Hampshire...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302658/analysis-of-the-psychosocial-impact-of-caretaking-on-the-parents-of-an-infant-with-severe-congenital-heart-defect
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Jessica Lazar, Mark Justin Hylarides
This case report considers the psychosocial burden of caring for an infant with a severe congenital heart defect (CHD) on parents. Improved prenatal diagnostics and postnatal surgical intervention have created a new and increasing demographic of children and adults with CHDs that require lifelong medical care. For this reason, primary caregivers spend excessive amounts of time in hospitals and medical facilities, and must regularly decipher vast amounts of unfamiliar medical terminology and concepts with varying levels of assistance from medical personnel...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283409/topics-in-practice-management-integrating-advance-care-planning-into-practice
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Laura E Dingfield, Joshua B Kayser
Advanced respiratory diseases progress over time and often lead to death. As their condition worsens, patients may lose medical decision making ability. Advance care planning (ACP) is a process in which patients receive information about their diagnosis and prognosis; discuss values, goals and fears; articulate preferences about life-sustaining treatments and end-of-life care; and appoint a surrogate medical decision maker. This process may result in written documentation of patient preferences, or appointment of a health care power of attorney (HCPOA)...
March 7, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274259/development-of-the-us-english-version-of-the-phenylketonuria-quality-of-life-pku-qol-questionnaire
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Elaina Jurecki, Amy Cunningham, Vanessa Birardi, Grégory Gagol, Catherine Acquadro
BACKGROUND: Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare genetic disorder caused by a defect in the metabolism of phenylalanine (PHE) resulting in elevated blood and brain PHE levels, and leading to cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial problems. The phenylketonuria - quality of life (PKU-QOL) questionnaire was the first self-administered disease-specific instrument developed to assess the impact of PKU and its treatment on the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients and their caregivers...
March 9, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270870/readability-of-healthcare-literature-for-gastroparesis-and-evaluation-of-medical-terminology-in-reading-difficulty
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Andrew Meillier, Shyam Patel
BACKGROUND: Gastroparesis is a chronic condition that can be further enhanced with patient understanding. Patients' education resources on the Internet have become increasingly important in improving healthcare literacy. We evaluated the readability of online resources for gastroparesis and the influence by medical terminology. METHODS: Google searches were performed for "gastroparesis", "gastroparesis patient education material" and "gastroparesis patient information"...
February 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270245/paediatric-cardiac-catheterisation-in-norway-rates-and-types-of-complications-in-new-terms
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Maren E A Ravndal, Anders H Christensen, Gaute Døhlen, Henrik Holmstrøm
We determined the incidence, type, and severity of complications after cardiac catheterisation in children with heart disease in Norway, and we present the results in terms of the International Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Code (IPCCC) nomenclature for complications. All paediatric cardiac catheterisations in Norway are performed in one clinical centre. All procedures performed during a 5-year period beginning in 2010 were prospectively registered, and medical records for cases with complications were reviewed to confirm the event and to re-classify the type, severity, and attributability of the complication according to the IPCCC nomenclature...
March 8, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270198/large-scale-adverse-effects-related-to-treatment-evidence-standardization-laertes-an-open-scalable-system-for-linking-pharmacovigilance-evidence-sources-with-clinical-data
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BACKGROUND: Integrating multiple sources of pharmacovigilance evidence has the potential to advance the science of safety signal detection and evaluation. In this regard, there is a need for more research on how to integrate multiple disparate evidence sources while making the evidence computable from a knowledge representation perspective (i.e., semantic enrichment). Existing frameworks suggest well-promising outcomes for such integration but employ a rather limited number of sources...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Semantics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257614/dry-needling-versus-cortisone-injection-in-the-treatment-of-greater-trochanteric-pain-syndrome-a-non-inferiority-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kindyle L Brennan, Bryce C Allen, Yolanda Munoz Maldonado
Study Design Prospective, randomized, partially-blinded. Background Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is the current terminology for what was once called greater trochanteric or sub-gluteal bursitis. Cortisone (corticosteroid) injections into the lateral hip is a traditionally accepted treatment for this condition. However, the effectiveness of injecting the bursa with steroids is increasingly being questioned, and an equally effective treatment with fewer adverse side-effects would be beneficial. Objective To investigate whether administration of dry needling (DN) is non-inferior to cortisone injections in reducing lateral hip pain and improving function in patients with GTPS...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256158/treatment-outcomes-and-patterns-of-radiologic-appearance-after-hypofractionated-image-guided-radiotherapy-delivered-with-helical-tomotherapy-hht-for-lung-tumours
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Stefano Arcangeli, Lorenzo Falcinelli, Stefano Bracci, Alessandro Greco, Alessia Monaco, Jessica Dognini, Cinzia Chiostrini, Rita Bellavita, Cynthia Aristei, Vittorio Donato
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate treatment outcomes and patterns of CT lung injury after hypofractionated image-guided radiotherapy delivered with helical tomotherapy (HHT) in a series of inoperable lung lesions. METHODS: 68 patients who were medically inoperable (69 lesions) without evidence of viable extrathoracic disease were included. Dose prescription was driven by tumour location (hilar/pericentral vs peripheral) and/or target volume. 52% of the lesions received a biological equivalent dose (BED10) ≥100 Gy...
March 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255508/early-complications-following-osteosynthesis-of-distal-radius-fractures-a-comparison-of-geriatric-and-nongeriatric-cohorts
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Richard M Hinds, John T Capo, Sanjeev Kakar, James Roberson, Michael B Gottschalk
BACKGROUND: Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are common geriatric fractures with the overall incidence expected to increase as the population continues to age. The purpose of this investigation was to compare the short-term complication rates in geriatric versus nongeriatric cohorts following osteosynthesis of DRFs. METHODS: The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) part II database was queried for adult DRF cases performed from 2007 to 2013. Current Procedural Terminology codes were used to identify cases treated via osteosynthesis...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252442/latin-as-a-language-of-international-communicative-status-medicine-of-the-16th-17th-centuries
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O Bieliaieva, Yu Lysanets, M Melaschenko
The research paper is of interdisciplinary nature, written at the crossroads of the history of medicine, functional stylistics and terminology science. The choice of the 16th century as a starting point of the study is due to the fact that quality changes in book and manuscript writing that took place during this period led to unprecedented development and dissemination of scientific knowledge, including biomedical. The 16th century embraces the life and work of such prominent figures in the history of medicine, as Andreas Vesalius, Gabriele Fallopian, Bartolomeo Eustachi, and Girolamo Fracastoro...
January 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248846/outcomes-in-pelvic-organ-prolapse-surgery-in-women-using-chronic-antithrombotic-therapy
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Rachel High, Alex Kavanagh, Rose Khavari, Julie Stewart, Danielle D Antosh
INTRODUCTION: Chronic antithrombotic therapy is common among patients requiring surgery for pelvic organ prolapse because of age and comorbidities. The impact of chronic anticoagulation on postoperative complications in pelvic organ prolapse surgery has not been investigated. This study aims to determine if patients on chronic antithrombotic therapy are at increased risk for postoperative complications. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included women having prolapse surgery from 2012 to 2015, identified by Current Procedural Terminology codes, excluding patients undergoing concomitant major nonurogynecologic procedures...
February 28, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241798/leveraging-the-ehr4cr-platform-to-support-patient-inclusion-in-academic-studies-challenges-and-lessons-learned
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Yannick Girardeau, Justin Doods, Eric Zapletal, Gilles Chatellier, Christel Daniel, Anita Burgun, Martin Dugas, Bastien Rance
BACKGROUND: The development of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in hospitals offers the ability to reuse data from patient care activities for clinical research. EHR4CR is a European public-private partnership aiming to develop a computerized platform that enables the re-use of data collected from EHRs over its network. However, the reproducibility of queries may depend on attributes of the local data. Our objective was 1/ to describe the different steps that were achieved in order to use the EHR4CR platform and 2/ to identify the specific issues that could impact the final performance of the platform...
February 28, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240524/assessment-of-statistical-methodologies-and-pitfalls-of-dissertations-carried-out-at-national-cancer-institute-cairo-university
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Rasha M Allam, Maissa K Noaman, Manar M Moneer, Inas A Elattar
Purpose: To identify statistical errors and pitfalls in dissertations performed as part of the requirements for the Medical Doctorate (MD) degree at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Cairo University (CU) to improve the quality of medical research. Methods: A critical assessment of 62 MD dissertations conducted in 3 departments at NCI, CU, between 2009 and 2013 was carried out regarding statistical methodology and presentation of the results. To detect differences in study characteristics over time, grouping was into two periods; 2009-2010 and 2011-2013...
January 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236329/unpacking-the-burden-of-care-for-infants-in-the-nicu
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Amy L D'Agata, Marilyn R Sanders, Damion J Grasso, Erin E Young, Xiaomei Cong, Jacqueline M Mcgrath
Infants who begin early life in the medicalized environment of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experience disruption to numerous fundamental expectancies. In the NICU, infants are exposed to chronic, extreme stressors that include painful medical procedures and parental separation. Due to their preverbal stage of development, infants are unable to fully express these experiences, and linking these experiences to long-term outcomes has been difficult. This clinical article proposes the terminology Infant Medical Trauma in the NICU (IMTN) to describe the infant experience...
March 2017: Infant Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226343/-diagnosis-and-risk-assessment-of-postoperative-complications-of-gastric-cancer-in-japan-and-korea
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Xiang Hu, Chi Zhang
Radical surgery of gastric cancer (D2 lymph node dissection) as the standard operation is widely used in clinical practice and satisfactory prognosis can be obtained in patients who receive radical gastrectomy. But surgical invasion can cause high morbidity of complications and mortality. The data of large-scale evidence-based medical clinical trials and large databases in Japan and Korea showed that anastomotic leakage, pancreatic leakage and abdominal abscess were the most common complications after gastrectomy, and the morbidity of complication was about 20% and mortality was about 1%...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217041/oostt-a-resource-for-analyzing-the-organizational-structures-of-trauma-centers-and-trauma-systems
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Joseph Utecht, John Judkins, J Neil Otte, Terra Colvin, Nicholas Rogers, Robert Rose, Maria Alvi, Amanda Hicks, Jane Ball, Stephen M Bowman, Robert T Maxson, Rosemary Nabaweesi, Rohit Pradhan, Nels D Sanddal, M Eduard Tudoreanu, Robert J Winchell, Mathias Brochhausen
Organizational structures of healthcare organizations has increasingly become a focus of medical research. In the CAFÉ project we aim to provide a web-service enabling ontology-driven comparison of the organizational characteristics of trauma centers and trauma systems. Trauma remains one of the biggest challenges to healthcare systems worldwide. Research has demonstrated that coordinated efforts like trauma systems and trauma centers are key components of addressing this challenge. Evaluation and comparison of these organizations is essential...
August 2016: CEUR Workshop Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211644/healthcare-professionals-and-pharmacovigilance-of-pediatric-adverse-drug-reactions-a-5-year-analysis-of-adverse-events-reporting-system-database-of-the-food-and-drug-administration
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Caterina Bigi, Marco Tuccori, Guido Bocci
BACKGROUND: To analyze the Adverse Events Reporting System (AERS) database of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), investigating the characteristics of pediatric adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and describing the effective participation of healthcare professionals in the reporting activity. METHODS: Reports of ADRs were obtained from the FDA website. Only ADRs in pediatric subjects (divided by age, by country and by professional category) were included into the analysis...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210358/american-association-for-emergency-psychiatry-task-force-on-medical-clearance-of-adults-part-i-introduction-review-and-evidence-based-guidelines
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REVIEW
Eric L Anderson, Kimberly Nordstrom, Michael P Wilson, Jennifer M Peltzer-Jones, Leslie Zun, Anthony Ng, Michael H Allen
INTRODUCTION: In the United States, the number of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) for a mental health concern is significant and expected to grow. The breadth of the medical evaluation of these patients is controversial. Attempts have been made to establish a standard evaluation for these patients, but to date no nationally accepted standards exist. A task force of the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry, consisting of physicians from emergency medicine and psychiatry, and a psychologist was convened to form consensus recommendations on the medical evaluation of psychiatric patients presenting to EDs...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193217/measuring-medication-adherence-in-patients-with-incident-hypertension-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Karen L Tang, Hude Quan, Doreen M Rabi
BACKGROUND: Though pharmacy claims data are commonly used to study medication adherence, there remains no standard operational definition for adherence especially for patients on multiple medications. Even when studies use the same terminology, the actual methods of calculating adherence can differ drastically. It is unclear whether the use of different definitions results in different conclusions regarding adherence and associated outcomes. The objective of our study was to compare adherence rates and associations with mortality using different operational definitions of adherence, and using various methods of handling concurrent medication use...
February 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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